Inviting Applications for APIYN JumpStart Program: https://bit.ly/APIYN_JumpStartReligions for Peace (RfP) Asia and the Pacific Interfaith Youth Network (APIYN) are pleased to announce that we are inviting applicants for APIYN Jumpstart Program.WHAT IS APIYN JUMPSTART PROGRAM?Religions for Peace (RfP) Asia and the Pacific Interfaith Youth Network (APIYN) aimed at empowering youth leaders and national chapters in the Asia and Pacific region. The program provides funding and training opportunities to kickstart community projects and initiatives that promote peacebuilding, conflict transformation, and interfaith dialogue.WHY SHOULD I APPLY FOR THE APIYN JUMPSTART PROGRAM?You should consider applying for the APIYN JumpStart Program for several compelling reasons:1. Funding Support: If you are selected, you will receive Read more about Inviting Applications for APIYN JumpStart Program[…]
Religions for Peace International invites you to a hybrid panel discussion on Engaging Youth in the Abolition of All Forms of Racism from a Faith Perspective to Achieve a Sustainable Future for All, co-organised by Religions for Peace, the Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF), and the International Islamic Fiqh Academy (IIFA). The side event will be held on the margins of the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 78) on Thursday, 21 September from 9:00AM – 11:00AM EDT at 777 United Nations Plaza, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10017, with the option to participate via Zoom. (Check your regional time here)The primary objective of this panel discussion is to foster interfaith dialogue, promote Read more about Engaging Youth in the Abolition of All Forms of Racism from a Faith Perspective to Achieve a Sustainable Future for All[…]
Religions for Peace is pleased to announce it will be participating in the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago, Illinois. From 14 – 18 August 2023, members of the Religions for Peace World Council, Religions for Peace International Youth Committee, religious leaders, women of faith, and others from our movement will be organising and participating in several panels, sessions, events, and workshops. In addition, Religions for Peace is pleased to invite you to The Pen and the Sword event, organised in partnership with The Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion, University of Notre Dame, on 17 August at 1 PM CDT. At this event, Religions for Peace will present the Lifetime Service for Multi-Religious Peacebuilding award to recognise faith actors who have made vital contributions Read more about 2023 Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago, USA[…]
This year marks the 78th years of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima and the end of World War II.August 6 is a significant day not only for the Hibakusha, their families and bereaved families, and the people living in Hiroshima, but also for those who wish for the abolition of nuclear weapons and international peace.However, there are still many people in the world suffering from conflicts. It is the role of religious leaders to listen to the voiceless and keep praying for the peace in our world.Through the prayer on August 6, faith leaders from various backgrounds will join their hearts in prayer for peace in the world.On this day Read more about Religions for Peace Australia will lead a Multifaith Prayer/Meditation event on Sunday, 6th August 2023.[…]
Asia & the Pacific Interfaith Youth Network (APIYN) delegates visited Hiroshima, Japan, from May 9 to 11 and participated in the G7 Hiroshima Summit Prayer and Symposium by Religious Leaders organized by Religions for Peace Japan on May 10.All speakers and participants discussed conflict resolution and nuclear abolition not only in Japan but also with young Asian religious leaders who are the leaders of the future. Before the symposium, APIYN members visited Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Witnessing the tragedy of the atomic bombing, they were motivated to think about what they, the youth, could do for the future and what they must do now. They also experienced the importance of learning about Read more about Asia & the Pacific Interfaith Youth Network released Hiroshima Statement[…]
(Photo by Dr. Renz C Argao)About 60 delegates of the Asia and the Pacific Interfaith Youth Network members gathered in Manila, Philippines on 5-8 February 2023 for the 2022 Asia Interfaith Youth Peace Camp with the theme “Asia Youth as Peacebuilders”, which was the first face-to-face camp since the epidemic of COVID-19.It was a great opportunity for delegates to reunite after a long time and to talk passionately about peace for three days.The ACRP will continue to support their activities.SPECIAL THANKS TOThe Seoul Peace Education Center / The Asian Conference of Religions for Peace / The partnership of the University of Santo Tomas Senior High School / Religions for Peace Philippines Read more about Statement of The Asia and the Pacific Interfaith Youth Network[…]
From 27-30 November 2022, Religions for Peace, the City Council of Manresa, and Religions for Peace-Spain-GTER, organised an intergenerational, interreligious, multisectoral, and gender-sensitive forum entitled At a Crossroads: An Intergenerational and Multireligious Response to the Social and Environmental Crises. This event concluded with the signing of The Manresa 2022 Pact: Multireligious and Multisectoral Global Pact for the Development of Resilient, Sustainable, Safe, and Inclusive Cities (The Manresa 2022 Pact).
The two-day ACRP Executive Council meeting was successfully held online for the first time on May 10-11. Seventeen of the 22 member chapters participated in the meeting. About half of the Executive Council members, including the chair of the Youth and Women’s Networks, participated in this meeting and engaged in the discussions.Prior to the main discussion, Rev. Dr. Nobuhiro Nemoto, Deputy Secretary-General of Religions for Peace (former Secretary-General of the ACRP) delivered a message to us from New York.He stated that the mission of religious people is to live by the wishes of God and Buddha and to realize those wishes in this world. The wishes of God and Buddha Read more about ACRP Online Executive Council Meeting 2022[…]
Please click thr following registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArfuiprDgiGtKXDN6FDn0mEVyvGDTJp0ndAs the first collaboration project of Religions for Peace Japan and Religions for Peace Indonesia, Religions for Peace Asia (ACRP) is pleased to announce that we will hold the online shelter visit webinar to raise public awareness of labor exploitation issues in Indonesia on Saturday, March 26th, 2022.According to the 2016 report by International Labor Organization, an estimated 40.3 million people are in modern slavery, including 24.9 million in forced labour and 15.4 million in forced marriage.Out of the 24.9 million people trapped in forced labor, 16 million people are exploited in the private sector such as domestic work, construction or agriculture; 4.8 million persons in forced sexual exploitation, and 4 million persons in forced labor imposed by state authorities.Also, ILO Read more about Online Shelter Visit: Learning from Indonesia on Prevention of Trafficking in Person[…]
Tokyo Assembly Special SiteAfter a one-year postponement, the ACRP Assembly was successfully ended on October 22. Thanks to the tremendous support from all, it was a great success. This special page is a record of the Youth, Women, and Main Assembly! If you were not able to attend the assembly or if you’d like to catch up on the Assembly, please check it out!!